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why we need more native american writers

A member of the Navajo tribe, I grew up hearing the traditional tales of my people. In these stories were people like me who spoke my language. There were stories of our deities, such as Changing Woman, The Twin Warriors, and the mischievous Coyote, stories of horse riding and sheep butchering, of the stars and…

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Writing is a Way of Living

a conversation with author Daniyal Mueenuddin

Daniyal Mueenuddin is the author of In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, a short story collection that depicts the family and servants of K.K. Harouni, a wealthy Punjabi landlord. The book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Mueenuddin was brought up in Lahore, Pakistan, and Wisconsin. In this interview, conducted…

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kingdom come

in praise of the new black panther comic series

When I was younger, I loved reading comic books. However, I stopped reading them a long time ago since keeping up was getting difficult. I’m therefore thankful that I recently came across the wonderful world of digital comics and grateful that my return has occurred in time to read the new series “Black Panther: A…

tymani ratchford Why we should read more short stories

the big short

making the case for short stories

Walking into my dorm room, one of the first things many visitors notice is the collage of New Yorker covers plastered on my wall. While I hail from a country exactly halfway across the world from the the New Yorker’s office, reading the magazine became a bit of a high school ritual. After receiving secondhand…

katie cafaro black and white review of sonya sotomayors my beloved world sep 14 2016

her so-called world:

sonia sotomayor’s sees only one side

“What made the difference between two children who began almost as twins?” asks Sonia Sotomayor near the conclusion of .  She is contrasting the diverging paths of her own life and a childhood friend, Nelson. Nelson was smarter, she says, with a father who loved him more than Sotomayor’s father, an alcoholic who died young,…